At the edge of Cheonnyecheon
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at 4pm Local time
The original name of the Cheonggyecheon (Stream) is ‘Gaecheon’ meaning “Open Stream” and its sources are Inwangsan (Mt.)
- Kyunghee, Kim, ph.D is a Professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, RSME/T, CMA. She completed CMA course at LIMS and the Certified Teacher of Body Mind Dancing™ course in 2015.
- Jaelee, Kim, ph.D is a lecturer at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, CMA. She is working as a Dramaturgy in Korea. She completed CMA course at LIMS in 2004.
- Hyunjoo, Su is a ph.d student at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, CMA. She completed CMA course at LIMS in 2005. She was a dancer of YongsunKim dance company in New York from 2006-2007
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
Cheonggyecheon located in the northwest of Seoul, the south foot of Bugaksan (Mt.) and the north foot of Namsan (Mt.). It is an urban stream flowing form west to east converging the center of Seoul. Its total length spans 10.92 km.
The total area of the Cheonggyecheon is 50.96 and is located at the center of Seoul. Ever since Seoul was designated as the capital during the Joseon Dynasty in 1394, the Cheonggyecheon has not only divided the capital geographically but also has played a symbolic role as the boundary in politics, society and culture. In 2003, Seoul city enforced restoration undertaking on the Cheonggye creek for environment and economic activation. But this stream is located in central city, there many cars, loud noise and people with trash so that we should continuously concentrate on environment of Cheonggyecheon.
Our performance features a mix of recorded music. The music from the Global Water Dances. ‘Summer Stream (Children’s Song)
The Performance is at 2 different times: :
This performance features multiple groups. Co-choreographers, Nan Young Park, Dong Won Lee, participate in the GWD, Seoul, Korea. It starts with Korean ceremonial dance and then leads to dance for local water issue. After that young dancers are dancing for ‘clean and safe water’. And we will complete the performance with participations dance over singing the song ‘Summer Stream’
We will interview participants and audiences about issues related to water issues both world and Korea and the Cheonggyecheon stream. We will also record this interview to leave as material for the next the Global Water Dances.
Directions to the Site of Performance:
530 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Cheong Gye Cheon Museum
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Post on the homepage of Seoul Facilities Corporation, The Cheonggyecheon Museum, SungkyunGwan University
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